(Closed) Advice for buying and finding used pre-owned dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4 posts

Ok, so this may seem really cheap, but bear with me.  Consider this advice from one social worker to another.  First, Craigslist (but make sure she goes with someone, as usual).  The economy could work in your favor.  I’ve been seeing a lot of high quality dresses.  Do some research on the dress beforehand and don’t pay more than 1/3 to 1/2 of the original price.  Second, and I know this is hard to believe, but try Goodwill.  Seattle’s Goodwill has a yearly "glitter sale" where they sell their higher-end donations of wedding dresses, gold jewelery, and evening gowns.  Also, some Goodwills save the high-end or valuable vintage stuff in the back…just call and ask.  I stopped in yesterday to find gardening supplies and came across a $500 dress, with tags, on the rack for $89.  And some people have found recycled wedding dress boutiques.  My friend got her dress at one and said it was filled with "second dresses" for women who bought more than one.  And lastly, another friend borrowed a dress from a good friend.  She only paid to have it cleaned afterward.  Good luck!

Post # 4
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Also keep an eye out on preownedweddingdresses.com sometimes things will pop up.  Good luck!

Post # 5
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com


I started looking on there to see how my dress that I picked out looks on a real bride (not just a size 0 in the catalog) and they have some real deals! Also, many of them are willing to negotiate!


Good luck 🙂

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